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Distant Drums

Distant Drums (1951) is a film (more specifically, a "Florida western") directed by Raoul Walsh and starring Gary Cooper. It is set in the 1840s, with Cooper playing an Army captain who destroys a fort held by the Seminole Indians then retreats into the Everglades while under chase.

An esoteric fact about the film is that it is the earliest known use of a sound effect called the Wilhelm scream.